Salmon and Quinoa

Diabetes: Meal Portions

This handout provides tips to estimate food portions to help control diabetes.

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, WA) for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members. The materials were translated into a number of languages and each PDF includes both target language and English. Languages include: Amharic, Khmer, English, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.

PDFs are available in the sidebar.

Salmon and Quinoa
Photo by Ella Olsson (cc license).
apple reflection in mirror

What is Mental Illness?

An overview of what mental illness is, possible causes and some of the most common forms of mental illness.

PDF handout (5-6 pages) is available in Amharic, English, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya. See sidebar.

apple reflection in mirror
Photo by Benjamin Watson (cc license).
Abdominal Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound

One page instruction sheet about preparing for abdominal ultrasound. Includes a description of ultrasound, with specific information about reducing air in the bowel two days before the procedure.

Translated into 8 languages: Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. English version is also included. All resources are in sidebar.

Abdominal Ultrasound
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CT scan machine

CT Scan

Patient instructions for preparing for a CT scan including abdominal scan needing oral contrast solution. Instructions are translated into Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese. See resources in sidebar.

CT scan machine
Photo by NIH Clinical Center (cc license).

Pelvic Ultrasound

Information sheet for patients describing ultrasound and filling the bladder to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound procedure. Translated into Amharic, Chinese, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. Resources in sidebar.

Photo by Steve Davis (cc license)
mammography machine

Mammogram Instructions

Guidelines for patients about dressing for a mammogram procedure, and encouragement for doing self-exams.

Translated into Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tirgrinya and Vietnamese.

PDFs in sidebar.

Photo by Dinah Sanders (cc license).